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Whirlpool duet water leak


My duet washer has been leaking water after a wash is complete from the rubber seal through the outlet at the top of the rubber ring which faces you when you open the door. I have been finding either a small puddle inside the machine if I close the door after emptying it and last night I had a gush of water from the outlet spill onto the floor. The machine works great and this only occurs after the cycle is complete. What is wrong ?

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    I have the very same problem, I have tried cutting my water supply off, and one of my supply valves will not close fully and the washer will still pull what little water is coming through the valve into the washer. I did not realize it was doing it and I came home from work with a flooded utility room twice. Then after running clothes or whatever through a cycle it does finally quit and will be just fine for maybe a week to ten days, then for no reason it starts again. I have now made it a routine check every morning before going to work to check the washer to make sure it is not leaking the water from the rubber boot on the upper left side. I have even put my dirty towels inside just in case, thinking they may absorb the majority of the water should it start on its own while I'm away. Since I am not alone in this I think this may be a machine defect. Possibly something to do with the computer or whatever brain this machine has. I do love my washer but this must stop, I can't and won't allow this washer to dictate how I spend my time.

  • elmosisu Feb 12, 2008

    Same problem here! After a wash cycle, it will slowly fill with water. I end up having to manually turn off the water supply. Is there any other option besides calling a service company? Can I replace a fill valve? I am a handy person!

  • March 2008 Mar 27, 2008

    Same problem. Cycle finished. Everything fine.

    Couple of days later, surprise! H2O filling the tub. Sounds like a check valve issue to me.

    I wonder if too-high water pressure blows out a check-valve...

  • ejp1 Jun 25, 2008

    Have the same exact problem. Wash cycle is finished and sometime later, find water on the inside of the washer. Had to run the spinner cycle to get rid of it. Couple of times flooded out onto the floor. This last time, the door was shut, and it was filled halfway up inside with water. Can't get the machine to do any cycle. Will have to call out repairman. No solution or cause known yet. Does sound like a defect...

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    Between cycles (i.e. the washer is not running) water will drip from the spout inside the drum. Slow drip but it will put out a couple gallons overnight. I tapped on the water inlet valve with a screwdriver and the dripping stopped after a few minutes. Unit is 18 months old.

    Sounds to me that for whatever reason, the valve is not closing completely and probably requires replacement.



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Open your wall faucet to full pressure to stop the drip. If this does not work simply change the inlet valve of the machine which is at the top, where the water enters the machine. You can do it yourself. And rate me plz if helped.

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  • prem mathew Mar 31, 2009

    Unplug washer, turn off water supply and remove hoses from the back of the washer.
    2. Remove the top panel by removing the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, then lift off.
    3. The water inlet valve will be located at the left rear of the washer
    4. Remove the dispenser hose, electrical connections and mounting screws and the valve is removed.
    5. Install new valve by following steps in reverse order. Note: When reinstalling top panel, make sure you lay panel on top of washer, leaving a couple of inches of room from the front panel. Then slide panel towards you (front of washer) so that the top panel slides into the mounting clips.

  • prem mathew Apr 09, 2009

    Servicing the valve.

    The cold water valve is probably stuck open. It should open only when there is voltage across the valve. It could just be clogged inside. If you can remove it, you might be be able to take it apart and clean it. Just make a note of how parts fit together as you are taking it apart. Clean all parts with old toothbrush and reassemble. Before you reinstall, connect it to a garden hose outside. No water should come out when you turn the hose on. If it still fails, just buy a new valve.


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This problem is commonly caused by one of the door bellow seals coming loose, or if the bellow has a small rip or tear. The following link will provide you with guidance on how to disassemble and/or replace if necessary: determine if you have a bellow seal leak, remove the lower panel under the door and observe the area under the bellow in the front where the drain pump is. If the bellow is leaking, it is common for the front counterweight (looks like a concrete block) to become wet or damp. Inspect the area under the rubber folds of the bellow around the perimeter of the door for crack, rips, or tears. It is common for the rubber to wear out due to age and require replacement. If no holes are found, make sure the dispenser tube that enters the bellow from the left hand side is inserted properly through the rubber. Sometimes, the tube is not inserted all the way and will cause water to drip behind the bellow during the wash and rinse cycles. Also, check the rear bellow clamp that holds the rear portion of the bellow to the front of the wash tub. If this clamp becomes loose, it can leak and/or cause the bellow to become dislodged. There is a a 7mm nut that you can tighten behind the front panel. Do not overtighten, as this can damage the clamp or wash tub.

If there is no standing water in the wash tub, this is NOT caused by the water inlet valve. Replacement bellows can be purchased at,, or All three sites offer competitive pricing, so shop around for the best price. If you still have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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